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Catherine Cioffi

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Catherine Cioffi, J.D., director of public relations at Mercy College, is responsible for media outreach and social media for the College. Cioffi works daily to maintain Mercy's brand and spread its message and mission. Since her arrival at Mercy College, media hits for the College have gone up over 600 percent, and Mercy's social media presence has gone up nearly 100 percent. Prior to joining the Mercy College team, Cioffi worked at WCBS 880 AM as a general assignment reporter for nearly a decade. The stories she covered for WCBS include Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United States and various New York Yankees' events. Prior to WCBS Cioffi worked at various radio stations in the tri-state area and New England including; WFUV 90.7 FM, WBGO 88.3 FM, ABC News Radio Network and Clear Channel New England Hub. In 2003 Cioffi received the American Young Broadcasters Award. Additionally, Cioffi, under the pen name Cate Torrieri, has written columns for SheKnows.com about the role food and recipes play in life events. Along with her work in media and public relations, Cioffi has worked at law firms in Westchester County in the areas of civil, criminal, matrimonial, and estates and trust law. She also worked at the Pace Women's Justice Center where she assisted domestic violence victims. Cioffi holds a law degree from the Pace University School of Law and a journalism degree from Fordham University. She lives in northern Westchester County with her husband Robert, and their three sons; Edward, Nathaniel and Quentin.

Catherine Cioffi's Contributions

  1. Lowey Helps Mercy College Gain Funds To Aid Underserved Students

    Lowey Helps Mercy College Gain Funds To Aid Underserved Students

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey announced $284,754 in new U.S. Department of Education TRIO Student Support Services Program funding for Mercy College students in the successful completion of their post-secondary education. Mercy College will receive $284,754 to support 250 underserved students through a student support services program aimed at increasing the rates of ...

  2. Trevor Cookler Of Dobbs Ferry's Mercy College Brings Music To Hospitals

    Trevor Cookler Of Dobbs Ferry's Mercy College Brings Music To Hospitals

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- When Mercy College student Trevor Cookler was asked to design a webpage, he took a chance on a business opportunity and has embarked on a journey to bring music to hospitals. Cookler, was working for Apple by day, and designing websites and taking classes for a master's of business administration degree by night when Elie Maroun and Jordan Stern asked him to design ...

  3. Dobbs Ferry's Mercy College Expands PACT Program To Transfer Students

    Dobbs Ferry's Mercy College Expands PACT Program To Transfer Students

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Mercy College will begin providing PACT mentors to all undergraduate students, including transfer students, in the upcoming fall semester. This expansion means that nearly 6,000 undergraduate students will now be assigned a PACT Mentor. PACT Mentors are cross trained in academic advising, career readiness, student life, financial aid issues and leadership ...

  4. Ossining Children's Center Celebrates 120 Years

    Ossining Children's Center Celebrates 120 Years

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Ossining Children's Center celebrated its 120th anniversary recently with a trip to WeeZee in Chappaqua.  OCC's Katrina Rocco said, “This is the first centerwide field trip – ever in our history. We wanted to celebrate 120 years of helping the greater Ossining community – we wanted to celebrate the remarkable children that we have helped over 120 years. This is a ...

  5. Mercy, Woodlands Alum Opens Physical Therapy Office In Harrison

    Mercy, Woodlands Alum Opens Physical Therapy Office In Harrison

    RIVERTOWNS, N.Y. – A Mercy College graduate has opened a new physical therapy office in Harrison. Seth Golden recently opened Regen Physical Therapy. Golden attended the Mercy College Physical Therapy program in Dobbs Ferry, New York, and graduated with a master's degree in physical therapy in 2003. He transferred to Mercy after realizing he couldn’t afford to continue at Stony Brook ...

  6. Wipro And Mercy College Announce Fellowship Inductees

    Wipro And Mercy College Announce Fellowship Inductees

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Mercy College announced its inductees into the Wipro Science Education Fellowship May 21. "Science education is so important for the future that students need an excellent foundation," said Amanda Gunning, assistant professor of science education. "We are happy to play a part in reaching our neediest districts and students through the Wipro Science Education ...

  7. Westchester County Association Launches Feasibility Study

    Westchester County Association Launches Feasibility Study

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. --The Westchester County Association (WCA) has launched a feasibility study to attract an engineering school to Westchester County. The study is in the interest of reinforcing the area's competitiveness in the global economy. "It has long been a fact that the United States is not graduating enough engineers to be sufficiently competitive in the global economy," ...

  8. Mercy College Model UN Earns Honorable Mention At Conference

    Mercy College Model UN Earns Honorable Mention At Conference

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- The Mercy College Model United Nations class won the honorable mention award at the Model UN Conference on Monday, April 20.  All together 2,500 students came from 32 countries part. International relations and diplomacy visiting assistant professor Michiko Kuroda said the competition was intense. “I am very proud of how far the students have come," said Kuroda. ...

  9. Dobbs Ferry's Mercy College Hosts Scholarship Dinner

    Dobbs Ferry's Mercy College Hosts Scholarship Dinner

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Mercy College will hold its 34th annual Trustees' Scholarship Dinner on Wednesday, May 6, at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception and a silent auction before dinner presentations and a live auction. Honorees are Ken Bove, president and CEO, DCW Media; William M. Mooney Jr., '93, CEO, Westchester ...

  10. Dobbs Ferry’s Mercy College Celebrates Better Hearing And Speech Month

    Dobbs Ferry’s Mercy College Celebrates Better Hearing And Speech Month

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – Mercy College is observing May’s National Better Hearing and Speech Month at its Dobbs Ferry campus. Free hearing screenings will be offered in the college’s speech and hearing section, according to a press release. Faculty and students from Mercy College’s communication disorders department will also be conducting free screenings at preschools and senior citizens ...

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